Contest Winner

More Winners Announced

The winner of the 2012 American Poetry Journal Book Prize is Richard Garcia for his manuscript, The Other Odyssey. The expected release will be Summer/Fall 2013 by Dream Horse Press.

The winner of the Spring, 2012 Black River Chapbook Competition is Shane McCrae for his manuscript Nonfiction.

Black Lawrence Press will also publish No Girls No Telephones by Rebecca Hazelton and Brittany Cavallaro as well as This is not a sky by Jessica Piazza.

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Publishing News

Two announcements about forthcoming books:

The American Poetry Journal has accepted the runner-up in the 2012 American Poetry Journal Book Prize, Fire Road by Barbara Siegel Carlson.  Look for it next summer/fall by Dream Horse Press.

Seth Abramson’s manuscript Thievery has been selected by Dara Wier for the University of Akron 2012 Poetry Prize.

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Snowbound Chapbook Winner Announced

Contest judge Christopher Buckley has chosen Deborah Flanigan’s manuscript Or, Gone as the 2012 Snowbound Chapbook Contest winner for publication by Tupelo Press. Eighteen finalist and one runner-up, Linda Tomol Pennisi of Syracuse, New York, were also named. Congratulations!

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Omnidawn Announces Book Contest Winner

From Omnidawn Publishing: Loom by Sarah Gridley has been chosen by Carl Phillips for the 2011 Open Poetry Book Award. Five finalists were listed alphabetically:
All the Good in the World Starts Now by Anne Cecelia Holmes
A Geography of Syntax by Jill Darling
Midwinter by Matt Reeck
Roadsides by Nik De Dominic
Thought That Nature by Trey Moody

Congratulations to all.

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Your Manuscript and Literary Contests

I am frequently asked how a poet should order a manuscript for a contest. Having been a reader for contests in the past, I do agree with Danielle Cadena Deulen’s answer to that question, even though she answered it from the point of view of non-fiction. Read her answer and the rest of her interview from the Poets & Writers Newsletter here: http://www.pw.org/content/more_words_from_winners_danielle_cadena_deulen.

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2011 Winner of The Ledge Chapbook Contest Announced

The Sultan, The Skater, The Bicycle Maker by Cindy Hunter Morgan of East Lansing, Michigan, is the winner of The Ledge 2011 Poetry Chapbook Award. Here’s a link to “The Clockmaker” from the chapbook http://www.theledgemagazine.com/Featured%20chhttp://www.theledgemagazine.com/Featured%20chapbook%20poem.htmlapbook%20poem.html.

In addition to its contests, The Ledge is an annual literary magazine publishing in print since 1988.

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Clarinda Harriss Prize Winner Announced

Katherine Bogden’s manuscript “Every Bit of It” has been selected by Thomas Lux for the 2012 Harriss Poetry Prize offered by CityLit Press. Bogden is an editor at Ugly Duckling Presse. The chapbook will be published this spring.

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Big Pencil Press Prize Winner Announced

Bethany Reid’s manuscript What Saves Us has been chosen by Dorianne Laux for publication by Big Pencil Press. In addition to publication and prize money, the recipient receives a two-week residency at the Gell Center in the Finger Lakes located in central New York.

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